World Tour Finals: Murray drawn with Wawrinka, Nadal and Ferrer
By Niall Clarke
- Andy Murray is drawn with Stan Wawrinka, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer
- The other group contains Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Tomas Berdych and Kei Nishikori
- Djokovic is the defending champion
London, UK- Andy Murray has been drawn with Stan Wawrinka, Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer in Group Nastase of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
Tennis: Full Draws and Schedules
The second seed is playing his last tournament before the Davis Cup final over the weekend of the 27-29th November. The Brit has been practicing on the clay courts in preparation for the tie against Belgium, but moves to indoor hard for the World Tour Finals. As a result he has requested to play his first match on the Monday.
Murray has not faced Wawrinka for two years, and their two meetings in 2013 did not go to the Brit’s plan. The Swiss won both of their meetings comfortably in straight sets. However, the second seed leads to the head to head 8-6.
His record against Nadal does not make for good reading at 6-15, but Murray won their last meeting on the clay courts of Madrid this year.
The Scot holds a much favourable 11-6 head to head over Ferrer, including a straight sets victory in Paris last week.
The Stan Smith group consists of world number one Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Tomas Berdych and Kei Nishikori.
The end of year event, which will take place at the O2 Arena from the 15-22nd November, sees the eight best players from the 2015 season compete in a round robin format before one player is left and crowned champion.
Head to heads
Jamie Murray and John Peers have been drawn with the Bryan Brothers, Australian Open champions Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini and Indian/Romanian duo Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea in Group Ashe/Smith.
Group Fleming/McEnroe features Wimbledon champions Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau, Roland Garros winners Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo, US Open champions Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut and Polish/Serbian duo Marcin Matkowski and Nenad Zimonjic.
Four teams have a chance at finishing the year as the number one doubles team. They are the Bryan brothers, Rojer/Tecau, Dodig/Melo and Murray/Peers.
Order of play
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2015
CENTRE start 12:00 noon J. Murray (GBR) / J. Peers (AUS) vs  S. Bolelli (ITA) / F. Fognini (ITA)
Not Before 2:00 pm N. Djokovic (SRB) vs  K. Nishikori (JPN)
Starting at 6:00 pm B. Bryan (USA) / M. Bryan (USA) vs  R. Bopanna (IND) / F. Mergea (ROU)
Not Before 8:00 pm R. Federer (SUI) vs  T. Berdych (CZE)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2015
CENTRE start 12:00 noon J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU) vs  M. Matkowski (POL) / N. Zimonjic (SRB)
Not Before 2:00 pm A. Murray (GBR) vs  D. Ferrer (ESP)
Starting at 6:00 pm I. Dodig (CRO) / M. Melo (BRA) vs  P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahut (FRA)
Not Before 8:00 pm S. Wawrinka (SUI) vs  R. Nadal (ESP)
In other news, the ATP have confirmed that the World Tour Finals will still at the O2 Arena through to 2018. The season ending tournament has been staged there since 2009.
The ATP World Tour finals will kick off on Sunday at 12:00PM GMT.
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